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Hows this for an inter cooler idea?

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by 86dieselburb, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. 86dieselburb

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    After looking at the Snorkle Suburban thread I got the idea of using the snorkle to supply air for an inter-cooler. There seems like there would be room on the passenger side above the fender well were the snorkle pops into the engine bay to mount a small inter-cooler. It wouldn't be a very big inter-cooler, maybe something off a Jap car or Saab. To make it work efficiently some sort of shroud to force air directly onto the inter-cooler would be needed. Anybody think a jap car inter-cooler could cool enough to do anything?
     
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    Probably too small to do any good. You'd have to make sure air was passing through it ALL the time though. If I get your idea correctly the intercooler would be where the aircleaner box is/was. Since most turbos are on the passenger side there will be more heat there. There will have to be enough air passing through to overcome the ambeint temp there (180+:confused:) AND cool the air inside the cooler. If not it will just be another source to heat the air:doah:
     
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    Makes sense, thanks.
     
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    Why don't you use a first gen dodge intercooler,you'll have to make tubes and some kind of a hat or air horn.

    On Gm trucks 73-87 I use a first gen dodge intercooler on Cummins conversion.They will fit between the grill and coresupport.

    Your not going to gain much with the 6.2.
     
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    More info, thanks. I'm still learning and gathering info on turboing these diesels. Didn't think about a 1st gen dodge IC, actually never would have thought there was enough room for one.

    IC's also lower EGT's correct? Any extra added benefit is good in my book.
     
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    What are the dimensions of the first gen Dodge IC? Ideally I'd like to seperate the water, oil & trans coolers but that doesn't leave much room for an IC. I could use a 2 row aluminum water which run 2.5" to 3" thick instead of the 4 row stock but it still looks a little crammed & my fab skills are nil.
     

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